Episode 47: Jaime Black Talks About the REDress Project

Jaime Black’s The REDress Project, now on display at D.C.’s National Museum of the Amercian Indian, aims to raise awareness of missing indigenous women, not only in her native Canada, but in the U.S. The exhibition consists of numerous red dresses, a fraction of the more than 400 that Jaime has collected, that symbolize the plight of these women whose voices have been silenced through violence, discrimination, and indifference.

Jaime is an emerging, metis multidisciplinary artist based in Winnipeg, Canada. She studied English Literature at the University of Manitoba and has an Education degree from The Ontario Institute of Studies in Education. She has long been involved in the Aboriginal writers and artists communities in Winnipeg.  She is particularly interested in feminism and Aboriginal social justice, and the possibilities for articulating linkages between and around these movements. Jaime talks about The REDress Project with Woman Around Town’s Editor Charlene Giannetti.

About Charlene Giannetti (340 Articles)
Charlene Giannetti, editor of Woman Around Town, is the recipient of seven awards from the New York Press Club for articles that have appeared on the website. A graduate of Syracuse University’s S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Charlene began her career working for a newspaper in Pennsylvania, then wrote for several publications in Washington covering environment and energy policy. In New York, she was an editor at Business Week magazine and her articles have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. She is the author of 13 non-fiction books, eight for parents of young adolescents written with Margaret Sagarese, including "The Roller-Coaster Years," "Cliques," and "Boy Crazy." She and Margaret have been keynote speakers at many events and have appeared on the Today Show, CBS Morning, FOX News, CNN, MSNBC, NPR, and many others. Her last book, "The Plantations of Virginia," written with Jai Williams, was published by Globe Pequot Press in February, 2017. Her podcast, WAT-CAST, interviewing men and women making news, is available on Soundcloud and on iTunes. She is one of the producers for the film "Life After You," focusing on the opioid crisis that will be filmed in January, 2020. Charlene divides her time between homes in Manhattan and Alexandria, Virginia.